The VOMB Squad: Episode Six Wendy Root Askew


By the VOMB Squad

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Wendy Root Askew has spent the pandemic educating her child, holding down her job as an aide to Supervisor Jane Parker, serving on the school board of the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District — and running a campaign to replace Parker on the Board of Supervisors. But she also carved out some time to talk to The VOMB Squad.

Askew, who lives in Marina, is running against Salinas City Councilman Steve McShane in District 4, a district that includes South Salinas, Marina, Seaside and Fort Ord. They finished one-two in a four-person race earlier this year, but Askew was unable to win more than 50 percent of the vote, which forced the Nov. 3 runoff.

While Askew cut her teeth in local politics with Parker, she said she tells people who both support or oppose Parker that “I’m not Jane.”

Askew Zoomed in with host Joe Livernois earlier this week. Check in with Voices of Monterey Bay for the interview with McShane in the upcoming weeks.

The VOMB Squad Podcast is produced in conjunction with Access Media Productions with the steady assistance of Noa Daniels, programs services manager at AMP. Many of the podcasts will tackle some of the issues we are following at Voices of Monterey Bay. Some of them will be conversations with local people who we think are interesting or cool. And some might take us far afield.

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